Archive for January 2012


Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Yesterday afternoon, I set out to make a cheesecake. It was my husband’s birthday and he requested my world famous strawberry cheesecake (and by world famous I mean famous among the five of us and a few friends).

The only problem was, I couldn’t find the bottom of my springform pan. We searched everywhere — the cupboard where it was supposed to be (and where the main part of the pan was), drawers, other cupboards, the insides of other baking pans — it was nowhere to be found. We’re a full 24 hours past and we still can’t figure out where on earth it walked off to. Read More


Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Last Sunday the family and I vegged out in front of the TV to a couple football games. We are not a football family by any means, and truth be told we rarely watch it, but this time my husband’s favorite team was in the playoffs, and I wanted to make a big deal out of it (because I can). Read More


Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Like many families — or, more specifically, those who cook for said families! — I like to take the occasional break from the “bigger” meals now and then without having to compromise flavor. The only problem is, when my kids think “easy food,” they’re either picturing a trip down the street for burgers, or breakfast for dinner.

Since the former is rarely an option, I began playing around with breakfast for dinner ideas, and finally hit on good old biscuits and gravy.

But this is supposed to be an easy meal, right? This one is! Read More